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Company Overview

Weichenwerk Wörth GmbH (WWG) is a joint venture between voestalpine Weichensysteme GmbH and ÖBB Infrastruktur AG. The company was formed in October 2000.

The Wörth factory can look back on a history of over 100 years of reliably serving the Austrian railway network as a location for the production of turnouts and other permanent way materials. WWG is located near St. Pölten, Lower Austria, 60km west of Vienna.

By establishing the joint venture, two major Austrian groups have pooled their expertise in turnout technology. The voestalpine VAE Group is the world market leader in turnout systems, and has a global presence and extensive experience of many different markets. ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) is one of Europe’s leading railway companies.

WWG stands out for its flexibility and its strong commitment to quality, corporate social responsibility and customer service.

We are specialists in the manufacture of turnouts, related components, insulated joints and other permanent way products. Over the last few years we have harnessed our expertise to expand into services, and WWG is now the European market leader in turnout logistics. The benefits for clients lie in improved assembly quality, and shorter line closure periods. Our range of services now also includes a first service for turnouts which extends useful life, regular turnout maintenance, technical services and take-back of old turnouts for recycling, using tilt wagons (WTM). WWG became a true full-service supplier in 2012, with the opening of a new sleeper drilling shop.

Our workforce of over 130 employees serves the needs of operators of main line, short distance and mixed traffic railways, as well as industrial, narrow gauge and rack railways.

Our responsible approach has brought us certification for quality (ISO 9001:2008), health and safety (OHSAS 18001:2007), environmental management (ISO 14001:2004) and work-family balance (2006).